News for Monday, May 9, 2011


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Ready to create

Artist Susan Wahl prepares to bring a canvas to life at Heartland Art Galley on the Square on Monday morning.

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Downtown parking to be limited

Be sure to keep a check on your watch when you park downtown. Parking regulations are changing.

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Johnson pushes for more time for public

Meetings of the Newton County Board of Education aren't expected to change -- at least for now. But one board member is still pushing for more public participation.

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City Council denies permit for group home

The Covington City Council unanimously denied a special-use permit to locate a group home for mentally and physically handicapped adults in a residential subdivision at its May 2 meeting.

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Jail supervisor fired after alleged relationship

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has terminated the employment of Sgt. Debra Pilgrim, a supervisor in the detention center, effective April 15, according to Jail Division Capt. Sammy Banks.

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Oxford graduates Class of 2011

Oxford College held its 166th commencement exercises on Saturday on the college green.

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Motorcycle ride to raise funds for breast cancer

Crystal Joyner and Kim Adams have seen firsthand the devastation caused by breast cancer. Joyner is a surgical tech and Adams is a registered nurse at Newton Medical Center, and the two friends have been present for many operations on women who have the disease.